On rhinestones and crystals
09 March 10
Last week I tried to have a jewellery cull to get rid of anything I didn't like or wear in an attempt to de-clutter and ~simplify~. It didn't really work, I ended up packing most of it away in a shoebox in the warderobe and I still have too much on display since all I ever wear is tacky rhinestones. I guess I'm quite attached to jewellery, even though most of it is cheap.
Also I borrowed Andrew's macro lens for the close ups, macro photography is so stressful!
The silver rabbit in the bottom right corner is from a necklace I had when I was about 9 and really into rabbits. I wore it as a good luck charm for my exams when I was 16 and superstitious.
The chain necklace was my mum's in the early 80s.
Talking of things that are tacky, I'm totally obsessed with Mad As A Hatter nail varnish by OPI. It's part of the Alice in Wonderland Collection (that's enough already with the Alice merch though, everyone). I forgot to take pictures of it on, but it looks like this. Sick! Just a warning, getting this stuff off is a nightmare, but you can do this fun foil trick which apparently works a treat. I'm a compulsive nail picker and peeling off varnish is like my favourite hobby, so it's not really an issue for me!